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2013-06-29 23:03:56

Buffalo, N.Y. area safety products company has recently launched a new version of their website. Fireline 520, LLC, parent company of Butterfly Safety Products, revamped their online presence to attract new customers. Buffalo, New York (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 Fireline 520, LLC launches a new and improved website, http://www.fireline520.com. Fireline 520, LLC, parent company of Butterfly Safety Products, operates in most major U.S. cities, including the nation’s three chief metropolitan...

2013-06-25 12:20:32

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Neptune Aviation Services is responding to opportunities to provide aerial firefighting services outside the US for the first time, thanks to its growing fleet of BAe 146 jetliners, reconfigured by the operator as modern airtankers. According to Ronald Hooper, Chief Executive Officer of the Missoula, Montana-based company, Neptune Aviation Services submitted a formal bid last January to provide one BAe 146 to the Australian National...

2013-06-25 08:22:18

U.S. Forest Service and Ad Council urge Americans to adapt to wildfire through new PSAs WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As wildfires burn across the western United States, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Ad Council launch new public service ads (PSAs) targeting homeowners and community members in fire-prone areas. The new PSAs represent the continuation of the Fire Adapted Communities initiative which raises awareness about the threat of wildfire and helps individuals...

2013-06-07 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Neptune Aviation Services has marked three years of successful operations of its emerging fleet of BAe 146 new generation, large airtankers, as one of its reconfigured, one-time regional jet airliners works the Power House fire in Southern California. The fire, north of Los Angeles, has destroyed some 50 square miles, to date, and forced thousands of evacuations. With a tank capacity of 3,000 gallons of retardant, the BAe 146 is being...

Fires Burning In Northern Saskatchewan
2013-06-07 14:21:15

NASA NASA's Aqua satellite collected this natural-color image with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, MODIS, instrument on June 05, 2013. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS´s thermal bands, are outlined in red. All three fires noted here are more than 100 hectares in size (>247 acres). According to the Government of Saskatchewan's wildfire website, this area of the province has been designated an "observation zone." This means in this area there are fewer...

2013-05-17 08:25:36

VERGENNES, Vt., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- May marks the start of wildfire season in the US, and authorities are predicting that 2013 will be a particularly dangerous year. Drought conditions, high temperatures, and high winds across the West have already put wildfire statistics for the year well above average. The coming high-hazard months (the remainder of May, June, July, and August) will bring particularly acute fire hazards to most of California, Oregon, Arizona, and New Mexico, and...

2013-05-14 20:23:06

Integration with ServiceNow CMDB adds service-oriented Event Management automation for a complete, 360-degree view of Service Lifecycle HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FireScope Inc., the leader in aligning customers' technology performance to their business and customer experiences, today announced that it is expanding its integration with ServiceNow to enable customers to achieve service-oriented Event Management populated automatically from their...

2013-05-14 16:20:52

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) disputes the claims by several member of Congress that multiple, next generation large air tankers could be deployed in wildland firefighting as early as this year, if recently announced contract awards by the US Forest Service (USFS) go unprotested. Neptune Aviation Services of Missoula, Montana, which failed to secure one of the multi-year contracts, has stated...

2013-05-10 12:20:47

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) has cited significant airframe modification and operational issues, should the US Forest Service (USFS) pursue a proposal to acquire surplus C27J cargo aircraft for deployment as air tankers in wildland firefighting. Under the National Defense Authorization Act of FY 2013, up to 14 of the twin-engine, turboprop airplanes--built in Italy by Alenia--would be transferred...

2013-05-02 08:40:59

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new organization comprised of National Park Rangers introduced itself to the country, Monday. Park Rangers for Our Lands (PROL), the brainchild of leader Ranger Ellis Richard, will work to create public awareness of the threats America's current drilling policies pose to National Parks. Richard created the organization after hearing numerous stories from rangers serving in Western parks of how oil and gas drilling is encroaching on...